Types of car accidents

Car accidents occur in many different scenarios due to speeding or even bumper-to-bumper traffic. However, car accidents can also occur on side streets and parking lots. Injuries can occur due to how vehicles collide with other vehicles, as well as objects and even pedestrians can play a role in resulting injuries. If you are looking for a new car after a collision, take a look at this 1964 Chevrolet El Camino. There can be a lot of reasons why you might decide to buy a new car after an accident. The most obvious is that your car cannot be repaired. When something like this happens, you need to make sure you find the right care for you. You should also make sure you feel safe driving. For example, you may decide that you feel better driving in something like a Chevy K30 after your accident. However, the decision is up to you.

An experienced car injury attorney will have the experience to help determine who was at fault, as well as evaluate the severity of the damage caused by the accident. Next, an attorney can also assess property damage. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tovar-Hastings Law fight for the rights of those injured in car accidents.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Rear-end collisions

Rear-end collisions occur when a car hits another vehicle from behind. A collision at the read end can be caused by the following; braking or decelerating for the first car. A rear-end collision can also occur when the vehicle behind the first car begins to accelerate faster than the vehicle in front. The impacted vehicle usually sustains the most damage and the occupants usually suffer the worst injuries. The driver who crashed into the rear of the other vehicle is usually considered at fault for not driving within braking distance or because he or she was following the other vehicle too closely. A collision can also be the result of someone not paying attention. The only exception is if the struck car was in reverse gear.

Side impact collisions

This type of car accident is sometimes called a t-bone collision or side collision, and occurs when the side of the vehicle is impacted by the front or rear of a fixed object, or by another vehicle. A side impact collision will generally result in severe damage to the impacted vehicle and the occupants will likely suffer more serious injuries. However, this all varies depending on what part of the car was hit, as well as what safety features the vehicle has and the weight and construction of the car.

T-Bone Collisions

T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, forming a "T." Due to the lack of protection provided by a car's side panel, drivers can suffer serious injuries, even death, after a T-bone accident. Unfortunately, wearing a seat belt offers little to no protection for the driver of the impacted vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle's side panel components cannot withstand a collision and will typically give way upon impact. That said, what may seem like a minor T-bone accident can trigger serious, often permanent injuries.

A T-bone collision is the direct result of the driver failing to follow traffic and safety laws. Specifically, the at-fault driver may have been driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while distracted (texting, for example), driving aggressively, and/or speeding, generally speaking, in a careless, irresponsible, and negligent manner. If you have been the victim of a T-bone collision caused by the reckless behavior of another person, contact the Law Offices of Tovar-Hastings Lawen Atlanta as soon as possible. Our firm will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and to secure the most complete compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Sideslide collisions

Sideslide collisions occur when the sides of two parallel cars touch. This can happen because the cars are going in the same direction, but the vehicles do not spin out of control. The damage is usually cosmetic.

Vehicle overturn

This is a type of serious accident and occurs when a vehicle rolls over onto its roof or onto its side. This accident usually occurs after a vehicle makes a sharp turn at high speed. All types of vehicles can experience these types of accidents, but SUVs are at greater risk because they are generally taller than other vehicles. Those who speed and drive an SUV are at high risk of rolling over.

Faced with collisions

Just like it sounds, a head-on collision occurs when the front ends of two vehicles collide with each other. Due to the magnitude of the impact, head-on collisions are generally considered the most damaging and injury-producing car accidents. The force of the impact is determined by adding the speeds of both vehicles before the collision. For example, two cars each traveling at 50 mph would experience a 100 mph impact. Not surprisingly, head-on collisions are likely to result in serious injuries, possibly death.

Most head-on collisions occur on rural roads, often those with two undivided lanes. In most cases, one or both vehicles travel at accelerated speeds. That said, speeding, along with driving under the influence, falling asleep behind the wheel, and distracted driving (texting, for example) are the most likely scenarios to cause a head-on collision. If you believe that the driver of the other vehicle was responsible for the accident, we strongly recommend that you contact the Law Offices of Tovar-Hastings Law to discuss your legal options in detail. Our attorneys are trained to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and gather the evidence necessary to illustrate the negligence of the other driver.

Individual car accidents

A single car accident only involves one vehicle, and is usually due to a driver not paying enough attention, drinking and driving, etc. In some cases, the occupant of the impacted vehicle will hit objects such as trees, poles, walls, and other types of objects.


Piling-ups involve multiple vehicles and generally occur on highways. A pileup is one of the most dangerous types of accidents.

If a vehicle catches fire, it can spread quickly and cover the entire accident site. Those who are involved in a crash are often hit multiple times, and this increases the risk of injury. Cars involved in these types of accidents often spin out of control and are struck from the sides and rear. Sometimes drivers decide to get out of their vehicle during a crash and this can result in serious injuries because another vehicle can hit them. It is very difficult to know what caused a crash because proving negligence can be very difficult to do.

Injured in a car accident? Call Tovar-Hastings Law Today

Contact the Law Offices of Tovar-Hastings Law if you have been injured in a car accident. Our law office has represented victims who were injured in different types of accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, trucks, and more.